Prescott, IA 50859 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50859: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Prescott, IA 50859

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 7
  • Single Family Addresses: 209
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Adams County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.027, Longitude -94.526
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50859 has segments in 2 Counties (Adair, Adams).

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Prescott, IA 50859 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 560
Population in Households 559
Population in Familes 469
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 8
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $119,792
Average Home Value $147,970


Median Household Income $51,869
Average Household Income $72,195
Per Capita Income $30,702
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.58%
Households -0.27% -0.42%
Families -0.38% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Prescott, IA 50859 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50859 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 657 32nd
Population Density1 # 909 6th
Diversity Index2 # 802 17th
Median Household Income # 528 45th
Per Capita Income # 232 76th

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